Cromwell man buried up to neck

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CROMWELL, Ind. (WANE)- Two Auburn men are facing felony charges, accused of tying up a Cromwell man and burying him up to his neck.

According to NewsChannel 15’s news partners at KPC News, Phillip Longsworth and Karl Karn are both facing a charge of criminal confinement causing bodily injury.

The incident began when Longsworth reported someone had stolen a saw from his business. That was when he and Karn allegedly lured the victim -who they say had knowledge of the theft- to Longsworth’s business.

Police say the two tackled the victim, bound his wrists and ankles with duct tape, dug a hole with a backhoe and then buried him up to his neck.

Investigators said the victim lied about the saw’s location in order to get the two men to leave and then escaped on his own.

The victim is not facing any charges related to the theft of the saw. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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